Pacing Plan for the Saintelyon

Pacing Plan for the Saintelyon

Pacing is going to be one of the hardest parts of getting the Saintelyon right. Unlike the other ultras I have run this season, the Saintelyon is a mix between road and trails and there is a fair amount of climbing, too. The official course description splits the race...
More Pain

More Pain

There’s a quote that really rings true for me in the wonderful documentary about the Barkley Marathons race in Tennessee. A competitor commenting on why they would run an ultramarathon despite the pain and potential for injury, declares: I think most people would be...
To the End of the Year

To the End of the Year

There’s about six weeks until the Saintelyon and then another couple of weeks until the end of 2016. I’ve got something like two months left to finish the year off strong and set myself up for the next year and the events I already have planned – and...
24 Hours To Go

24 Hours To Go

I’m up early – well, at my regular time which is early – and it’s a little more than 24 hours to go before I am on the 100km de la Somme start line in Amiens. I spent some time last night laying out, checking, and then packing up the gear...
On Like Donkey Kong

On Like Donkey Kong

So it’s been a week since I ran the Thames Path and I think I have recovered well. A couple of days of a slightly painful left leg but now, a few days after that started to pass, I feel good. I had a nice walk with Cécile this morning and didn’t feel any...